Who Said Coo? (Hardcover)

By Deborah Ruddell, Robin Luebs (Illustrator)

Beach Lane Books, 9781416985105, 40pp.

Publication Date: June 8, 2010

List Price: 17.99*
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Summer 2010 Kids' Next List

“Deborah Ruddell has collaborated with her identical twin sister, Robin Luebs, on this delightful book about the pig, Lulu, who is having trouble getting to sleep. Children and adults can both relate to this story of what happens when you may not be on your best behavior when you're trying to get some sleep!”
— Mary Beth Nebel, I Know You Like a Book, Peoria Heights, IL
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Description

Lulu is one seriously sleepy pig. But every time she snuggles in her cozy bed, she’s disturbed by the noises of two naughty birds outside her window. Whoooooo…Coooooo….Lulu must find a way to get her wide-awake pals to pipe down. But as her frustration grows, will she be able to ask them nicely?

Brimming with pitch-perfect rhymes, fun-to-say animal noises, and heaps of humor, this book is a delightful read-aloud that’s perfect for bedtime—or anytime!


About the Author

Deborah Ruddell is the author of the celebrated picture books Who Said Coo?, illustrated by Robin Luebs, and A Whiff of Pine, A Hint of Skunk and Today at the Bluebird Cafe, both illustrated by Joan Rankin. Before writing children’s books, she was an art teacher and a graphic designer.  Deborah lives in Peoria, Illinois. Visit her at DeborahRuddell.com.

Robin Luebs is the creator of Pick Me Up, Mama! and the illustrator of Who Said Coo? by Deborah Ruddell and How Do You Say Goodnight? by Raina Moore. She is an award-winning painter who lives in Urbana, Illinois.


Praise For Who Said Coo?

"This lullaby, filled with warm bedtime scenes, will appeal to young preschoolers for the surprising sounds as well as the sleepy comfort it offers...Even when kids know what is coming, they will love going back to the contrasting scenes of comic anger and snuggling bliss."--Booklist

"Twin sisters and first-time collaborators Ruddell and Luebs present a bedtime story with an understated sense of humor and rhymes that encourage chiming in...Luebs’s acrylic paintings feature a luminescent pastel palette, which makes the story’s nighttime scenes glow."--Publishers Weekly

"Ruddell's repetitive, mostly rhyming text lulls listeners...the softly colored illustrations exude calm and make clear that although emotions are running high, no one is really out of control...With any luck, by the end of the story listeners will fall asleep as easily as Lulu."--The Horn Book Magazine

"This rhythmic romp incorporates fresh rhymes and repetition...the gentle message that one can achieve desired results through means other than anger will find an appreciative audience."--School Library Journal